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Yorba Linda, California
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Kilkenny was our first stop on our trip to Ireland with 2 families including 4 kids. We couldn't have picked a better place for our medieval experience! It is right in the heart of town with one side facing the town streets and the other side adjacent to gardens with the Kilkenny castle view. We had great rooms and excellent...

1Thank mamaarora
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We stayed for one night at Butler House, Kilkenny and it was a mixed experience. The location is part of the Kilkenny Castle facilities (you even get breakfast in the Castle Yard) and the Garden is really beautiful. Unfortunately the double bed room was quite tiny and to the front/street. The bathroom was spacious, nearly the size of the bedroom....

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We spent one night here in June, 2015 and so wished that we'd planned differently and could have stayed longer. The room was so spacious with a completely separate living area and kitchen. The views from the room was beautiful, overlooking the gardens and Kilkenny Castle. And for the price, I thought it was a very good deal. I will...

Thank Jessie M
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Yesterday I was a bridesmaid for my best friend. Butler House was just perfect. The staff were so lovely. They made our morning magical. The room we had the ceremony in was beautiful...the grounds outside afterwards provided the perfect backdrop to the champagne reception and was a stunning setting for the photographs. Perfect Perfect Perfect!!!

1Thank Bridget M
Kildare, Ireland
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful hotel, spacious bedroom with very large bathroom. Staff were lovely as was the food and view. The gardens were lovely to walk around and the fire in the lobby was perfect addition. Situated in the heart of Kilkenny, what more could you ask for!

1Thank travelbugire
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Incredible find. Right in the heart of Kilkenny with the charm & ambience of a countryside retreat. The gardens are stunning & the breakfast will keep you going for the day. Must mention the receptionist, couldn't be more helpful. Superb all around.

Thank John W
Holambra, SP
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Wonderful experience in a strategic location in Kilkenny. Kind attention from the hostess, the junior suite cozy and confortable.... a pretty view from room windows - a large and charming park... That's it! 😃👍

Thank Vagner C
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Kilkenny was our last stop in Ireland before returning to Dublin for our flight home. The Butler House was the perfect finish for the trip. Originally, the building was the home of the Earls of Ormonde. After an extensive renovation a few years ago (seen in photos on the walls of the flights of stairs) it now consists of a...

2Thank TSchaad
Northern California
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Wonderful reception and central to many sights. You must look carefully for where to turn to get in. We had presidential suite which was two very, very large rooms, and include a small kitchenette and bath. Much more room than we would ever need, but nice. This is a very, very old place, so lots of squeaky floors and doors....

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 July 2015

This hotel was one of my favorites on the trip last October (2014). It is in the heart of the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny, right across from the castle. I recommend getting a room that overlooks the garden and castle rather than one overlooking the city street. It was perfectly quiet, and we loved looking out at the castle...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Butler House, Luxury Guesthouse - formally the Dower House of Kilkenny Castle built in 1770. This historical house is situated in the centre of Kilkenny City, adjacent to Kilkenny Castle. An integral part of the Kilkenny Castle Estate, Butler house was home to the Earls of Ormonde, who also built the castle, stables and coach houses at the rear. Sweeping staircases, magnificent plastered ceilings and marble fireplaces are all features of this 18th century house. The house is a combination of contemporary furnishings and period elegance. Butler House boasts thirteen special rooms and suites, all with their own individual character. Designed to provide maximum comfort, each has a modern bathroom, and is decorated with soft coordinated fabrics and furnishings. The balance of old and new is prevalent throughout the rooms – contemporary furnishings are combined with the magnificent original features, which afford guests an impressive sense of comfort and space. The spacious superior rooms and suites have bow windows, which overlook the secluded gardens and Kilkenny Castle.In Room Facilities include: Queen Sized BedsMulti Channel HD TVHair DryerTea/Coffee FacilitiesTelephoneSafeComplimentary WIFI accessComplimentary Mineral WaterOn Site Facilities include:Free Private Car ParkComplimentary Full Irish breakfast (served in the Kilkenny Design Centre)Access to the walled gardenDVD PlayerCots for babiesBabysitting Service ... more   less 

Additional Information about Butler House

Address: 16 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Price Range: RM612 - RM1,277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“Try to get a room with the garden view.”
DublinSean, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were in room 79 on the top right corner of the house (as looking at it from the backside).”
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  • soaker tub/shower
  • room from hallway
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  • view from 76 (or was it 79?)
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sweet_insurgent, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room at the back gives garden views ;)”
883TomR, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request a room overlooking the garden or facing the castle.”
JoM451, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in two different rooms over our two night stay and both rooms were great but the room over looking the garden was for me the best.”
adrianl29, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
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